Matthew Miller

Grinnell College, Biology & Anthropology

Matthew Miller is an MSTP student who rotated in the Tucker Stem Cell lab during summer 2017 and has since joined the lab to complete his PhD. He graduated from Grinnell College in 2015 with degrees in Biology and Anthropology.

Although we each have one unique genome, our bodies are composed of many distinct tissues. Matt is interested in studying the tissue-specific gene expression programs responsible for generating such diversity of cells.

He hopes that by improving our understanding of these precise spatiotemporal patterns of gene expression we can better:

1. Regenerate human tissues for transplant and other therapeutic applications.

2. Understand how sequence variation in genomic regulatory elements contributes to human health and disease.

Publications:
Long Noncoding RNA MANTIS Facilitates Endothelial Angiogenic Function
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/03/28/CIRCULATIONAHA.116....
PMID: 28351900